Do you remember which year Elvis Presley made his second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show? Or, do you remember which year The Beatles played their first major gig at the Liverpool Empire?
- In 1956, [lastfm]Elvis Presley[/lastfm] made his second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. He performed “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Love Me Tender,” “Hound Dog” and “Love Me.” After the performance, Sullivan gave him a gold record for the sales success of “Love Me Tender.”
- In 1961, In a Liverpool record shop, a customer asked clerk Brian Epstein for “My Bonnie,” a single by The Beatles. Epstein didn’t have it, but after a second customer requested the record, he ordered it and tracked the group down to the Cavern Club. Epstein later became the band’s manager.
- In 1962, [lastfm]The Beatles[/lastfm] played their first major gig at the Liverpool Empire after they released their first single “Love Me Do.” The bill also included Little Richard.
- In 1964, The TAMI Show was filmed in Santa Monica, California. The concert movie featured [lastfm]Chuck Berry[/lastfm], [lastfm]The Beach Boys[/lastfm], [lastfm]Marvin Gaye[/lastfm], Jan & Dean, [lastfm]The Supremes[/lastfm], [lastfm]The Rolling Stones[/lastfm] and [lastfm]James Brown[/lastfm].
- In 1968, A court ruled in favor of Cynthia Lennon in her divorce settlement case with John Lennon.
- In 1972, The Who’s “Join Together” became the official theme song of the United States Council for World Affairs.
- In 1977, The Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols was released in the U-S.
- In 1985, [lastfm]Bob Dylan[/lastfm] released Biograph, one of the first box sets.
- In 1999, A [lastfm]Kenny Rogers[/lastfm] fan was injured after the singer threw a frisbee into the audience during a concert in Dallas. Kevin O’Toole later claimed the accident left him impotent and sued Rogers for two-million dollars.
- In 2003, [lastfm]Sting[/lastfm] published the first volume of his autobiography, Broken Music. The tome took Gordon Sumner from his childhood in Newcastle, England up to the early days of The Police.
- In 2003, At a benefit show in Santa Barbara, California, Pearl Jam were joined on stage by ex-drummer Jack Irons, singer/songwriter Jack Johnson, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante and Chris Cornell for an impromptu Temple of the Dog reunion.
- In 2003, Tonight’s the Night, a musical based around the songs of [lastfm]Rod Stewart[/lastfm], opened in London’s West End.